Douglas J. Guth, Fresh Water -- Greater Cleveland's workforce is highly educated, with 17 percent of its workforce boasting a graduate or professional degree. That puts the metro 10th in national rankings of top-skilled diploma carrying cities, one spot ahead of Pittsburgh. In terms of broader economic growth, demographer and urban planner Richey Piiparinen believes Cleveland can take advantage of those big brains through creation of high-density areas of expertise.
BizTimes -- FaB Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Area Technical College have announced further details about the Food Maker School and Center of Excellence they are forming on the south side of Milwaukee. FaB Wisconsin is an industry cluster that encourages economic development among food and beverage manufacturers across the state.
Exeter Express & Echo --The next step in the development of Exeter Science Park has been celebrated as work begins on the access road to a new climate cluster. East Devon MP and Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire joined those involved in the project to mark the start of work on the Global Environmental Futures campus, where the Met Office intends to base part of its new £97m supercomputer, subject to planning permission. The turf cutting ceremony heralded the start of work on the road opening up the new cluster, which has been named Upp
Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner -- This week, Ogden officials announced plans to revitalize the area. If plans come to fruition, the area will have a chance to reclaim some of its economic glory. On Wednesday, Ogden City held a special open house and ground breaking at the Ogden Exchange Building, 600 W. Exchange Road.
Theory into Practice -- The Geography of Jobs map is a dynamic visualization of job gains and losses over the last 15+ years for every metro area in the U.S. The red and blue bubbles represent a rolling 12-month net change in total employment for each metro area.
IEDC -- Whether targeting new sectors for growth or diversifying their economies, economic developers are most effective at attracting sustained investment when they understand corporate location requirements, identify specific opportunities based on their community, and market according to a cluster strategy. In the next ten years, a handful of innovative industrial sectors will be responsible for creating millions of highly-skilled, high-paying new jobs. For economic developers, these changes offer immense opportunity to build growth clusters.
Tyler Waldman, Technical.ly Baltimore -- At the CyberMaryland conference in Baltimore on Thursday, state officials signed an international memorandum of understanding with The Hague Security Delta.
The MOU with the Dutch cluster of more than 400 companies will last three years and, Department of Business and Economic Development officials hope, will lead to economic growth opportunities in both regions.
Danielle Thomas, WLOX -- Gautier's mayor said every day there's a new inquiry from someone interested in opening a business in Gautier. He gives the credit to the city's economic development team, which he says has been working in overdrive. Mayor Gordon Gollott believes Gautier is on the cusp of an economic boom.